The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. A sixth grader returned it from the netherworld of her bedroom, so I decided to use it to kick off my summer reading. Hilarious and clever, one of the more appealing teenage girl voices I've seen, I recommend it enthusiastically -- for smart middle school girls and up.
Huge stack of books from which to choose my next read. I need to work up to Donna Tartt (it's like 800 pages), so since it's the very beginning of my summer, I want to stick with known winners. The "books I know I should read" can come later in the summer. Think I'll jump into Gregor the Overlander.